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August 13, 2009

MSI launches new Lightning series graphics card

Designed using military-grade components

By CBR Staff Writer

MSI, a Taiwan-based manufacturer of graphic cards and mainboards, has launched N275GTX Lightning. The new Lightning series graphics card is based on NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 275 and offers a GPU clock speed of 700MHz and memory clock speed of 2300MHz.

Twin Frozr II thermal design is introduced on N275GTX Lightning in order to increase cooling efficiency and overclocking capability. Twin Frozr II is equipped with two 8cm fans, 5 heatpipes, and fins to dissipate heat from GPU, memory and power module area.

The company claimed that Twin Frozr II cooler has 8mm thick heatpipes, which increases the cooling efficiency to 90% over traditional ones and because of its cooling ability, N275GTX Lightning can be overclocked to nearly 800MHz with Twin Frozr II stock cooler.

MSI has applied new 10 phases PWM design to the new card for stable power supply under overclocking. The company added that it has also implemented APS (Active Phase Switching) into the new card, which increases power efficiency up to 93%.

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Earlier in April, the company had launched N260GTX Lightning with a clock speed of 1.1GHz. Same as MSI N260GTX Lightning, the new offering is equipped with 1792MB high speed memory (0.8ns GDDR3).

The N275GTX Lightning is designed using military-grade components to provide stable GPU power supply and extend the lifespan of components. The company has not disclosed any details regarding the pricing and availability of this new product.

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